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ERP for Small Business (SMB)

An Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) solution can be a crucial asset to a small business with big goals. It’s the difference between guessing and knowing your business, between hoping and growing your business while maintaining control of it. To learn more about the connection between modern ERP software and increased profitability and productivity in SMBs,…

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Distribution Company Saves $80,000 Per Year By Consolidating Applications

Video: Francisco Pardo, P’Kolino Operations Manager discusses replacing QuickBooks with Acumatica leading to a cost savings of $80,000 per year. The Company: P’Kolino Designs P’Kolino designs and creates play products for children but with 1,500 retailers as customers, being crippled by their small business accounting software during peak season was no game. The Problem? Rapidly…

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Acumatica ERP Manufacturing Tools: Production Management

As a manufacturer, you make money on the shop floor. Therefore to grow and increase profitability, you need real-time visibility of every detail involved in the manufacturing process. Production management is an essential component in any manufacturing software solution to achieving this company-wide visibility. In this second part of our Manufacturing Tools series, (read Part…

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Acumatica ERP Manufacturing Tools: Materials Requirements Planning (MRP)

The manufacturing market is moving fast and manufacturers need the tools to go with it. The main tool manufacturers have utilized over the years has consistently been Material Requirements Planning (MRP). In this second part of our Manufacturing Tools series, (read Part 1 on Bill of Materials/Routing and Part 3 on Production Management) we’ll look…

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Acumatica ERP Manufacturing Tools: Bill of Materials/Routing

As we discussed in last week’s post, modern manufacturing software solves many challenges and provides invaluable benefits to manufacturers seeking to reduce costs, manage growth, streamline processes and gain a competitive advantage. In this article, which is part 1 in our 3-part Manufacturing Tools Series (Part 2: Material Requirements Planning, Part 3: Production Management)​ we’ll look…

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What is ERP – Manufacturing Management

According to the Manufacturers’ Outlook 2018, a publication put forth by Grant Thornton, more than half of senior executives in the manufacturing industry are expecting orders and sales to increase and profits to rise. The report also found that the top challenges facing the industry in the year to come are: controlling costs, pressures on…

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Acumatica ERP Distribution Tools: Sales Order Management

It used to be enough to deliver quality goods on time, but that is changing as consumer’s expectations are rising and companies continue to push the limits of efficiency and excellent customer experience. Over the past few weeks, we’ve looked at Acumatica’s Advanced Inventory Management and Purchase Order Management modules within the Distribution Management ERP…

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Acumatica ERP Distribution Tools: Purchase Order Management

Purchase orders are an essential tool that ensures businesses stay within their spending budget. Without an effective purchase order management solution, tracking expenses is more difficult, prone to errors and validating delivery reports can be a nightmare. In this article, which is part 2 of our 3-part Distribution Tools Series (Read the overview of Distribution…

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Acumatica ERP Distribution Tools: Advanced Inventory Management

As we discussed in last week’s post, modern distribution business software provides accurate, company-wide inventory data that lets you create proactive, responsive replenishment operations and minimize inventory costs. In this article, which is part 1 in our 3-part Distribution Tools Series (Read the overview of Distribution Management Software here, Part 2 on Purchase Order Management…

What is ERP — Distribution Management

Distributors of any size face many of the same global challenges, including rapidly changing customer demands, complex product inventories and fluctuations in the supply chain. Distributors need a solution that minimizes manual intervention through business automation. This is where an effective ERP solution comes in (for an in-depth discussion on the benefits of ERP, read…